We are always looking for stories from local home brewing stores, and a unique new store opened in Winston-Salem, North Carolina this week that caught our attention.
Wondering how to save money on your home brewing supplies? What if you could submit your original beer recipe to the store and earn store credit? The Homebrewer’s Clubhouse does this and more.
Here is our short interview with Jon from Homebrewer’s Clubhouse earlier in the week:
-What was the inspiration behind starting Homebrewer’s Clubhouse?
I started HBC because I love brewing, talking about brewing, and had a desire to promote the craft that I love. I have been a stay at home parent for 4 years, and as my son approaches school age I recognized that I would have to find something else to do. I wanted to do this most, so I went for it.
-How long has Homebrewer’s Clubhouse been around?
We’ve been open for a week, but the ideas been there for much, much longer.
-What makes Homebrewer’s Clubhouse unique/interesting?
I am striving to make it more than just the local home brewing store. I plan to have a comfortable sitting area and a selection of craft beers to drink while chatting. Customers can become members and submit their original recipes (along with a sample, of course) to sell in the shop, and get store credit as a percentage of the cost of the recipe.
-Do you have one great piece of advice for home brewers?
Don’t get hung up on guidelines. Competitions are great, but brew for yourself, break conventions, and constantly work to make something you can be proud of. It doesn’t matter what style guidelines say if you like the result.
-Are there any other interesting stories/tidbits you’d like to share?
We have a beer called 4 Eyes IPA that’s named for the 4 hops used to make it, but also because my brewing partner’s glasses fell off and right into the boil. The beer tasted great, but it was perhaps the most expensive beer we’ve ever made. Anything can happen on brew day!
To learn more about Homebrewer’s Clubhouse, and to access some of their great resources on home brewing, visit their website at:
If you are in the Winston-Salem area stop by the store:
Address: 1312 S Hawthorne Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103